Day 5: June 19, 2009

Words people don’t like to hear vs. a comforting word.

Genocide, murder, rape. These are all powerful words that are almost always used in an explanation of Darfur. These aren’t nice words that people like to hear. Many will do all that they can to avoid them, look away, turn and walk the other direction, change the channel on the TV. “Home” Did that scare […]

Seeking Empathy - A One Month Refugee Diet

Eric’s Journal – Day 16

Sunday night and Jeremiah and I are now on the downhill half of the month. I’ve been having trouble finding the focus to sit down and write a journal entry. At the start of the month I thought that I would be much more focused on the seeking empathy aspect of this fast, but I […]

Actions Day 6: June 15, 2008

Action: Lend your voice!

Your voice is Their voice – today they need you to stand up, stronger then ever, and tell their story. For the past month and a half, violence throughout Sudan towards Darfuris has increased significantly with Darfuris in the capitol being pulled from their homes and executed in the street or arrested and taken to […]

Day 2: June 11, 2008

Stuck in N’Djamena

We hoped to be able to leave on a UNHCR plane today to get out to Abeche and the camps, but a series of delays and obstacles has prevented us from doing that. We’ll be in the capital until at least Thursday, and Friday at the very latest. It’s very frustrating to know that we’re […]

Reports from N'djamena

The world continues

Small arms continue to fill the air with sounds of battle. Every so often we can hear a helicopter and then their guns firing upon the rebels who have now taken almost the entire city. The electrician here in the hotel has rigged up a TV in the kitchen for us to watch. A local […]